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Brinker International Reports Increases In Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 EPS And Comparable Restaurant Sales »

April 21, 2015 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: Brinker International

DALLAS, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) today announced results for the fiscal third quarter ended March 25, 2015.
Highlights include the following:

Earnings per diluted share, excluding special items, increased 11.9 percent to $0.94 compared to $0.84for the third quarter of fiscal 2014
On a GAAP basis, earnings per diluted share increased 24.4 percent to $1.02 compared to $0.82 for the third quarter of fiscal 2014
Brinker International company sales increased 3.0 percent to $761.7 million and comparable restaurant sales at company-owned restaurants increased 1.7 percent. Comparable restaurant sales increased 2.6 percent excluding the impact of Christmas Day moving to the third quarter
Chili's company-owned comparable restaurant sales increased 1...

Hilton Worldwide Brings Hilton Garden Inn To All 50 States With New Signing In Hawaii »

April 21, 2015 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Hilton Garden Inn

Full Conversion to Open in Kauai on Wailua Bay in Early 2016
MCLEAN, Va. - April 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 U.S. states. Once opened, the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be the only Hilton branded hotel on the island of Kauai. Owned by a partnership led by DiNapoli Capital Partners and managed by Aston Hotels & Resorts, the 216-room beachfront hotel is expected to be renovated and open early in 2016.
“Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of incredible growth both domestically and internationally—as one of the industry’s largest and fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Bill Fortier, SVP, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide...

Supercuts Delivers New Ad Campaign Highlighting Enhanced Guest Experience »

April 21, 2015 at 5:27AM PDT | Source: Supercuts

Iconic Hair Salon's Signature Hot Towel Finish and Digital Conveniences Get Guests "Ready to Go"
MINNEAPOLIS - April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Supercuts, the leader in the affordable haircare industry, has launched an enhanced guest experience that includes a signature Hot Towel Refresher® service and online check-ins via a new website and sleek mobile app. Supercuts.com and the mobile app, available for iOS and Android, were designed for greater convenience, allowing guests to quickly and easily check in for same-day hair services. To highlight the enhanced experience, a new advertising campaign takes a unique spin on the selfie phenomenon to highlight the attention to detail that is part of every Supercuts' service.
The Finishing Touch...

Jersey Mike's Opens Third Tulsa Location »

April 21, 2015 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Tulsa, OK - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Tulsa on April 15. Franchise owner Troy Redmon, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 15 to Sunday, April 19 to support Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS).
The new restaurant, located at 7526 S. Olympia Ave., circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to DVIS.
Redmon is an exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owner who shares the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who is dedicated to giving back to the local community...

Window Genie Celebrates National Window Film Day With $1,000 3M Window Film Giveaway »

April 21, 2015 at 5:12AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Participants given a chance to win a $1,000 3M Envision Window Genie installed window film job at their home.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - To celebrate National Window Film Day on April 30th, Cincinnati-based Window Genie will give away a $1,000 window film installation to a customer in one of the 200 communities they service nationwide. Announced by The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, National Window Film Day is a day of public education focusing on a cost-effective solution to reducing energy costs in homes, protecting skin and home decor from the sun’s damaging UV rays and to promote window safety...

MosquitoNix® Shares Ten Things To Know About The Chikungunya Virus »

April 21, 2015 at 5:03AM PDT | Source: MosquitoNix

Virus Gaining Traction in the United States
CARROLLTON, TX - (Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - MosquitoNix®, the nation's leader in mosquito control and mosquito misting systems, is alerting the U.S. population about Chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitos. Historically, Chikungunya threatened areas in Africa and Asia. But in 2014, the virus arrived in the Americas for the first time. It swept the Caribbean and surrounding nations and infected hundreds of thousands of locals and more than a thousand of American tourists. In December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that 11 cases of Chikungunya in Florida were locally transmitted. The CDC also reported that 1,110 Americans were infected with the virus when they traveled to areas where Chikungunya is more common...

Cruise Planners Co-Owners Travel To Europe With Top Producing Agents »

April 21, 2015 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Cruise Planners

Fee and Garcia celebrate success by touring Italy with Europe Express and Oceania Cruises
Coral Springs, Fla. (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel franchise business network in the industry, invited its top-producing travel agents on a week-long Italy land tour. The group was escorted by Cruise Planners co-owners Michelle Fee and Vicky Garcia as well as representatives from Europe Express and Oceania Cruises.
The group started in Florence and visited many amazing Italian cities complete with wine tastings at local wineries, private cooking lessons in a Tuscany villa and exclusive city excursions. The group stayed at the Villa La Palagina in Tuscany, experienced a tour of Milan complete with a visit to the Duomo de Milan, and toured Lake Como with a final night’s stay at the Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa in Lake Maggiore...

Teriyaki Madness Focuses On Flavor And Individuality Over Cookie-Cutter »

April 21, 2015 at 4:55AM PDT | Source: Teriyaki Madness

Fresh, Asian Food Concept Allows Individual Personalities to Shine While Keeping Brand Quality and Standards Intact
DENVER - April 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - In an effort to stay true to the unique attributes of the brand and not fall victim to the uniformity and sterile look that plagues other food concepts, Teriyaki Madness, a Denver-based restaurant brand that offers consumers fresh, made-to-order Asian cuisine, is offering franchisees the ability to “stamp” their personalities into their locations. While the food and quality standards remain extremely consistent across the nation, the restaurants themselves will vary allowing for more character to come from the owners.
“By creating a model that builds a strong foundation for franchisee success through strip malls, more accessible real estate such as second generation restaurant space or even retro-fitting existing restaurant spaces, we’re creating opportunities for franchisees to scale their multi-unit agreements very quickly”
“A consistent theme that I have seen in more franchise systems is that they get too caught up in the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach to design to pursue “brand consistency”, which winds up making their locations feel sterile,” said CEO of Teriyaki Madness, Michael Haith...

Mike Matt Joins EXIT Realty In Germantown »

April 21, 2015 at 4:51AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Germantown, WI (Grassroots Newswire) April 16, 2015 - EXIT Realty XL in Germantown today announced the addition of Mike Matt to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Mike to EXIT Realty," says Jerry Grosenick, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty XL. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Mike each and every day."
Mike has 30 years of customer service experience. He has managed up to 30 employees and 1200 customers everyday. Because of his experience he is exceptionally good at multi tasking and getting desired results. Mike takes pride in his work and building relationships with people.
Mike believes hard work and communication is the key to success. "Do a job big or small, do it RIGHT or not at all" says Mike Matt...

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Announces Deal With Macerich To Open In The San Tan Village Gilbert, AZ »

April 21, 2015 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: 1000 Degrees Pizzeria Neapolitan Pizza

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, a fast-casual Neapolitan Pizza franchise, announces deal with Macerich to open in the San Tan Village Gilbert, AZ.
Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 - 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza Franchise is coming to San Tan Village, located in Gilbert, Arizona after agreeing to a 3rd lease with the Macerich property group. 1000 Degrees also has restaurants under construction in 2 other Macerich Malls one located in Deptford, New Jersey and another at Macomb Mall, in Roseville, Michigan.
"We are excited to join an exciting tenant lineup in San Tan Village, located in Gilbert, AZ and further our business relationship with Macerich properties" said a company spokesman. With a Harkins Theater along with many big box retailers, and an exciting tenant mix including Chipotle, AT&T, The Apple Store more, 1000 Degrees is bringing its crispy Neapolitan style Pizza to Gilbert this summer...

Hyatt Appoints Interim Chief Financial Officer »

April 21, 2015 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Mark Hoplamazian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H), today announced the selection of Atish Shah as Senior Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer, pending the company’s selection of a permanent Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shah currently serves as Senior Vice President – Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations.
Prior to joining Hyatt in 2009, Mr. Shah served as a portfolio manager of a hospitality real estate private equity fund at Lowe Enterprises. Prior to that, he worked for Hilton Hotels Corporation in a variety of finance roles, including feasibility, planning, investment analysis, and investor relations...

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Opens In Chino With Barbecue Bash »

April 21, 2015 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: Dickey's Barbecue Pit®

April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Chino, CA - Hary and Neha Sharma are excited to serve up Texas-style barbecue in Chino. On Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m., the couple opens a new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit with a three day grand opening. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the nation’s largest barbecue joint, smokes all meats onsite overnight, kids eat free every Sunday and free ice cream cones with every meal.
“I’m thrilled to see our barbecue take off in areas like Chino,” said Roland Dickey, Jr., CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. “We really offer something that appeals to all taste buds across the country.”
Three-day grand opening party includes:

Thursday, the new barbecue joint offers the first 50 guests gift cards worth up to $50...

Jersey Mike's Opens Fourth Plano Location »

April 21, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Plano, TX - Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Plano on April 15. Franchise owner Basil Hito held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 15 to Sunday, April 19 to support Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
The new restaurant, located at 1855 Dallas Parkway, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
“Having worked in the restaurant industry since I was 16, opening my own franchise has always been a lifelong dream of mine,” said Hito. “When it came down to finding which concept would work best for me and my family, Jersey Mike’s was ultimately the perfect fit...

Bowl Of Heaven Opens Another Franchise Store In Tustin, California »

April 21, 2015 at 3:55AM PDT | Source: Bowl of Heaven

The original açaí bowl franchise continues to feed consumers’ insatiable appetite for customizable healthy açaí bowls.
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Tustin, CA – Bowl of Heaven, the innovative, health-casual concept featuring delicious acai bowls, smoothies, and cold pressed juices made with plant protein and super food ingredients, opened another franchise store this past month. Bowl of Heaven currently has eight stores open, ten new locations set to open in 2015, and over 65 new franchise units sold in the past year and a half.
During the grand opening weekend, Bowl of Heaven gave away free small North Shore Original Bowls (Organic Acai, Strawberries, Bananas, Blueberries, 100% Apple Juice, & MAQ 7) to mark this special occasion and raffled off prizes to their customers...

Margaritas Management Group Names Two New Key Executives »

April 21, 2015 at 3:51AM PDT | Source: Margaritas

Brisbane Vaillancourt promoted to VP of Operations; Kelly Parkinson appointed to VP of Purchasing
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Portsmouth, N.H. - Margaritas Management Group, the operator of Tio Juan’s Margaritas Mexican Restaurants and Tacomano Mexican Street Food, has named two executives to key leadership positions.
The Portsmouth, N.H. based company announced that Brisbane Vaillancourt has been promoted to Vice President of Operations. After joining the company in 2003 as a host, Vaillancourt demonstrated strong leadership qualities that allowed her to move up into other positions within the operations team, most recently serving as the Director of Training. In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the operations team as the company enters a new phase of expansion...

FASTSIGNS® Recognized For Top Rated Franchisee Experience In Canada »

April 21, 2015 at 3:45AM PDT | Source: FASTSIGNS

Canadian Franchise Association Distinguishes FASTSIGNS as Top Franchisor with High Performance in Franchisee Relations, Support and Training
April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – In addition to receiving several U.S. awards for superior franchisee support, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is experiencing the same success in Canada, and has been recognized with a bronze Award of Excellence from the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) for achieving high levels of franchisee satisfaction.
Given to franchise systems that display the strongest mutually-beneficial relationships with their franchisees, FASTSIGNS® received the CFA Award of Excellence in franchising in the Traditional – Mature Category. In addition, the franchisor received the Franchisees’ Choice Designation for the fourth consecutive year...

Red Roof Inn® Enters Canadian Market Signaling Continued Aggressive Global Growth »

April 21, 2015 at 3:38AM PDT | Source: Red Roof Inn

April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Columbus, Ohio - Signaling increasing global demand for its brand, Red Roof® is expanding its reach again, signing a twenty-year deal with developer Glenn Squires to build and brand forty hotels across Canada, with the support of Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. The first four hotels will be up and running by 2016. These will be new builds, not conversions, with most built as Red Roof PLUS+® properties, Red Roof’s enhanced and upgraded offering. The first 4 hotels will be slated to the Eastern and Atlantic regions opening in Grand Falls and Bay Roberts in Newfoundland & Labrador and Wolfville and Antigonish in Nova Scotia.
“This agreement signals Red Roof’s strong growth internationally and the demand for our upscale economy product...

Krispy Kreme To Bring Its Signature Sweet Treats To Cambodia »

April 20, 2015 at 12:14PM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

Iconic brand signs development agreement with EFG Co., Ltd., To open 10 Krispy Kreme shops over the next five years
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - April 20, 2015 - Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a development agreement with Express Food Group (EFG) Co., Ltd., to open 10 Krispy Kreme shops throughout Cambodia over the next five years.
“This agreement will further strengthen Krispy Kreme’s brand position throughout Asia and will enable us to bring our mission of touching and enhancing lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme to the people of Cambodia,” said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme’s Senior Vice President and President – International. “One of the keys to the success of Krispy Kreme in any country is working with top-quality franchisees, and EFG is an experienced company dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience...

Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization With New Appointments »

April 20, 2015 at 12:04PM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

April 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. - To help further its sales strategy in the Americas, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company and part of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of two proven hospitality sales leaders to its global sales organization: Carol Bullock, vice president, global sales, North America and Latin America, and Dawn Parisi, vice president, field sales.
Wyndham Hotel Group Boosts Global Sales Organization with New AppointmentsBullock will lead global sales for all of the company’s brands and all major market segments throughout North and Latin America while also overseeing diverse teams covering both regions. In this role, she will focus on developing and executing global sales strategies that emphasize enhanced property performance, meaningful and long-lasting client relationships and the identification of new revenue-generating opportunities...

The Growth Coach Of Metro Atlanta Celebrates One Year »

April 20, 2015 at 11:38AM PDT | Source: The Growth Coach

The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta is thrilled to be celebrating its one year anniversary of service to the Atlanta area.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 - The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta is thrilled to be celebrating its one year anniversary of service to the Atlanta area. The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta has been working tirelessly to help small business owners, community leaders, managers, and other Atlanta-area professionals improve their business practices to encourage growth, economic stability, and a more manageable work-life balance.
“I partner with clients who are ready to make significant changes – shake up the status quo – and I am dedicated to helping those who are ready to achieve their goals and dreams,” says Kim Ellet, owner of The Growth Coach of Metro Atlanta...



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